Africa is potentially an agricultural powerhouse. The continent has 60 per cent of the world’s uncultivated arable land and could grow enough food to meet its own needs and export surpluses. Yet hundreds of millions go hungry. The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically increased the number of people at risk of starvation and exacerbated those already suffering from extreme poverty and hunger. The Kofi Annan Foundation advocates for the transformation of African agriculture and food systems to ensure food and nutrition security for all.